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When you receive financial aid at the University of Wyoming (UW), there are important conditions for you to understand before you accept your awards. The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA) encourages you to confirm acknowledgment of the student financial aid terms and conditions each academic year. The terms and conditions apply to all student financial aid, regardless of source (e.g., federal, state, or institutional), including grants, scholarships, fellowships, loans, and work-study awards.
Financial aid awarded may be based upon merit and/or it will be based on financial need as determined from the information provided on a student’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Financial aid awards are subject to adjustments or cancellations due to changes in law, regulations, appropriations, changes in your financial situation, verification, the discovery of data errors, changes in enrollment status, an over-award situation, or changes in residency, amongst others.
OSFA communicates with students by email. You are responsible for monitoring your @uwyo.edu account and checking it regularly. Additionally, you are responsible for managing your financial aid, so be sure to check WyoRecords frequently in terms of your aid and your student account.
The acceptance of awards and/or the receipt of an electronic or check refund indicates my acknowledgment of my awards' terms and conditions. Furthermore, such acceptance also indicates that I will certify that I will use any money under the federally assisted loans, grants, or work-study programs only for educational expenses.
Cost of Attendance (COA)
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
|12 Credit Hour Minimum||9 Credit Hour Minimum||6 Credit Hour Minimum (half-time status for graduate students is 4.5 hours)||Pro-rated for less than 12 Credit Hours|
|Undergraduate: Most institutional scholarships require FT undergraduate hours per semester||Graduate: Most institutional scholarships require FT graduate hours per semester (usually 9)||Federal loans||Federal Pell Grant|
|State Hathaway Scholarship (it can be received as graduate student, but undergraduate requirements are used). It can be received for <12 hours at a pro-rated amount, but a minimum of 6 hours is necessary to receive any funds.||Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)||State Hathaway Scholarship and Grant|
|Federal Work Study|
Changes in Enrollment Status
Sources of Financial Aid
Completion of Title IV
Disbursement of Financial Aid